AFC Enterprises, Inc., through its ownership of the Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits and Churchs Chicken chains, holds the number two position in the U.S. fast-food chicken sector, trailing only KFC. . The Popeyes chain, specializing in a Cajun-style fried chicken that is spicier than most conventional recipes, consists of 1,325 units, 1,152 of which are franchised.
The first Popeyes was opened by Al Copeland in June 1972. By the early 1980s, Popeyes was the third largest fast-food chicken chain, behind KFC and Churchs. New menu items included chicken tacos, barbecued beans, red beans and rice, and, most important, a new biscuit.
Popeye's Copycat Recipe
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup Sprite
Mix Bisquick and sour cream with pastry blender. Stir in Sprite. Pat lightly on a floured surface. Cut out biscuits and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Brush with melted butter and enjoy.